This Atari 2600 VCS ad was in the September 1982 issue of Playboy. It's the same one I have on my Atari's Promise Means It's Not Cheating page.
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO
KNOW ABOUT ATARI GAMES, ETC, ETC.
"Are they good for kids?"
Playing ATARI games can be very good for kids (providing they've done their homework and cleaned their bedrooms).
For one thing, it's time spent in the home, with the family. Increasing hand-eye coordination and developing a longer attention span. Learning how to be a good loser — and more importantly, a good winner. And finally, having fun while preparing for the future:
ATARI games are the forerunner of home computers. Although you may not be ready for the electronic age, your children will have to be.
"Are they a passing fancy, like Hula Hoops?"
They're exactly the opposite. The ATARI Video Computer System Game is not a toy, to be put in the closet and forgotten. It's a permanent part of a home entertainment center. And just as there are constantly new records available for your stereo, Atari will constantly offer new Game Program cartridges for your system.
"What if something breaks?"
Atari manufactures quality products. They're tested, inspected, and come with a 90-day limited warranty. (See your Atari dealer for the details.)
The fact is, the odds are against anything going wrong. But if something does, don't worry. Atari already has over 500 authorized service centers. And by the end of the year, there will be nearly 2,000 nationwide.
"Will they damage my TV set?"
No. Your TV set doesn't care whether it's playing an exciting game or another re-run.
You can hook up an ATARI game to any set, once and for all, in about 5 minutes. After that, you're only a flick of a switch away from fun for the whole family.
ATARI offers more video games than anyone else. Educational games, space games, sports games, action games, strategy games — including all-time classics, like PAC-MAN, Space Invaders, and Asteroids.
But you can only play ATARI video games on an ATARI video game system. Which is something to think about before investing in one of the etceteras.
ATARI MAKES MORE HOME VIDEO GAMES THAN ANYONE.
HAVE YOU PLAYED ATARI TODAY?